Wednesday, November 17, 2010

TAM Docents: Scheduled Tours

Hello Docents-

I sat down with our Director of Marketing, Melissa Traver, today and we plotted out a plan for those scheduled tours I’d emailed you about last week. Sorry I couldn’t ask your preferences on this one, though you do have some time to prepare, but I did assign tour days and times below which are all during your regularly scheduled shifts. We tried to make sure that everyone got a shot to do a tour (tell me if I managed to miss you!). You might notice that many are right around lunch time in hopes that we can entice people to come, or stay, for lunch along with their tour experience, a “package”, if you will. We have gone out three months to test this all out before Rockwell. Your feedback along the way will be very important. I will also want to know if any visitors take you up on the tour, how many attend it, and any other information you are willing to give me. I will ask that you either drop by my desk or send an email with your feedback on the day of the tour, if possible, so that I can record attendance numbers. We will want to determine how successful this targeted approach is and how we might make it better. Thank you all for your willingness to give this a try! New docents -  we will make sure you get some action during Rockwell, as promised at sign-up, and you can always volunteer for other guided tours as they come your way. Also, feel free to attend any of the scheduled tours to see how it is done.


Wednesday, December 1, 1 pm tour of Chihuly (in-house only) – Judi Keyser

Thursday, December 9, 1 pm tour of Mighty Tacoma – Linda Flatley

Friday, December 17, 1 pm tour of Museum Highlights – Sue Stibbe

Wednesday, December 22, 3 pm tour of Edo to Tacoma – Margaret Upshaw

Sunday, December 26, 2 pm tour of Impressionism – Sharon Berens

Thursday, January 6, 12:30 pm tour of Mighty Tacoma – Karin Morris

Friday, January 14, 11 am tour of Chihuly (in-house only) – Randi Kander

Saturday, January 22, 2 pm tour of Edo to Tacoma – Gaard Logan

Thursday, January 27, 1 pm tour of Impressionism – Debora Kernan / Katrina Frank

Sunday, February 6, 1 pm tour of Impressionism – Sanjeev Narang

Thursday, February 10, 1 pm tour of Chihuly (in-house only) – Linda Flatley / Katrina Frank

Sunday, February 13, 1 pm tour of Edo to Tacoma – Barbara Beaver

Friday, February 18, 11 am tour of Museum Highlights – Sue Stibbe

Wednesday, February 23, 2 pm tour of Chihuly (in-house only) – Margaret Upshaw

Thursday, February 24, 1 pm tour of Mighty Tacoma – Debora Kernan

Friday, February 25, 11 am tour of Museum Highlights – Sharon Berens


Thanks again for all that you do for Tacoma Art Museum!





Jana Wennstrom

Manager of Public and Volunteer Programs

& Interim Director of Education


1701 Pacific Avenue

Tacoma, Washington 98402

T: 253.272.4258 x3030

F: 253.627.1898



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